New commemorative banknotes from Thailand

The announcement of new bankotes is always something to cheer about but especially when it's Thai money. I'm a real sucker for their commemorative notes and have acquired quite a few already. They're not really difficult to get because in Thailand every birthday or wedding day of the royal family is cause for celebration and a new banknote it seems. That's great news for collectors!

Yesterday the National Bank of Thailand released a message (PDF) where it announced two new commemorative banknotes. The first one is an 80 Baht note in celebration of the 80th birthday of queen Sirikit. The note 80 mm wide and can be bought in Thailand for 120 Baht in a special folder. Two million copies will be available from the 9th of August.

The second banknote is a 100 Baht commemorating the birthday of crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. This one is sold in 10 million copies from July the 27th. The front of the note is the same as a regular 100 Baht. The back depicts the prince in a portrait and the moment he was 'crowned' as the crown prince.

Steven Woensdag 04 Juli 2012 at 2:10 pm | | news
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Andrew Munn

Hi Steve,

Though I’m not a collector I have 4 commemorative 100 Baht notes like the one above. I suppose they would be in moderate condition.

There are two with the new King, like the one above. One of his sister on the beginning of her ‘5th cycle’, and one with the old King & Queen together.

I’d be grateful if you could give me an idea of their additional value, if any?!

Best regards,


Andrew Munn, (E-mail ) - 21-12-’17 11:35

Hello Andrew,

The short answer: I don’t know.
The slightly longer answer: it depends on a number of factors. What the condition of the notes is, how high in demand they are currently, etc. I recommend you take a look on eBay and see what they sell for. Sometimes notes shoot up in price without a clear explanation (like the inflation notes from Zimbabwe recently). You can also take a look at some of the dealer sites which I have listed on the right to give you an idea.
Good luck!

Steven, (URL) - 05-01-’18 14:41
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